On our sunset tour today, Captain Mike, our guests, and I got to spend our evening enjoying a subgroup of L Pod right off the west side of San Juan Island. They greeted us right off of Eagle Point and slowly meandered back and forth searching for Chinook Salmon. For the most part they stayed off in the distance minding their own business until suddenly the changed direction underwater and surfaced near our boat, rewarding us with a few tail slaps. Our passengers had their cameras poised and ready for the action and were able to walk away with some great shots of our resident orcas. Our guest were not only rewarded with a unique look at the residents, but they also got a rare glimpse of two Stellar Sea Lions! Generally, Stellars migrate up north towards Alaskan waters during this time, so it was great to see a few this late into the summer. Overall, it was a beautiful day on the water with great company! Can’t ask for much more!
Caitlin, Naturlist- M/V Sea Lion, San Juan Safaris